Toffoli scores twice, Kings match Blues for 2nd-best in West

Published 10:54 p.m. ET Dec. 1, 2017 | Updated 11:56 p.m. ET Dec. 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As much as Tyler Toffoli downplayed his recent performance, he’s more than happy to be contributing to the streaking Los Angeles Kings.

Toffoli scored twice, backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves and the Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night.

“Honestly, I just kept my speed good on the first goal,” Toffoli said, “And the other one, (Tanner Pearson) made a good play and I was alone in front. So, to be able to get the two goals, it obviously feels good for myself.”

Toffoli has three goals in the past two games — one an empty-netter — and three two-goal games this year. He has 13 goals total this season.

Los Angeles won its fourth straight, including three in a row on the road. The Kings tied the Blues for the second-best record in the Western Conference with 35 points, one behind Winnipeg.

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